What is Dosulepin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Dothep Prothiaden Thaden

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Dosulepin is an international tricyclic antidepressant medication. It elevates mood, increases physical activity and appetite, and generally increases interest in everyday activities. It is used in the long-term treatment of depression, particularly if anxiety and sleeplessness are symptoms.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Depressed mood 12 9
Fibromyalgia 6 4
Unrefreshing or poor sleep 6 4
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 3 3
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 2 0
Depression with suicidal thoughts 1 0

Show all 14 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 2
Mild 4
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Dosulepin

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 3
Chest pain with flushing/nausea 1
Chronic constipation 1
Dry eyes 1
Dry mouth 1
Feet tingling 1

Show all 8 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Dosulepin

Dosage Patients
75 mg daily 1
150 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Dosulepin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 4
Did not seem to work 3
Other 3
Side effects too severe 3
See all 13 patients who’ve stopped taking Dosulepin

Duration

Currently taking Dosulepin

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Dosulepin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 10
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 13
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 10

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Dosulepin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Antidepressants 1
Nitrofurantoin (Macrobid) 1

Patients stopped taking Dosulepin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 1
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Dosulepin.